It’s Up the Poll! 2015: The Green Party and Tameside

A look at the Green Party manifesto from a Tameside angle. As detailed in the previous entry, we shall continue our electoral Tour of Tameside via each party’s manifestoes. For the sixth part of It’s Up the Poll! 2015, we shall be looking at the only party to stand in all of Tameside’s nineteen wards and all three constituencies. Plus all three wards of…

Moovit Goes Fourth! New Version Offers Personalised Features

New functions allow for quicker and more spontaneous journey planning Two months after the initial release of its Manchester app, Moovit’s fourth version launches today. Designed for Android devices, it improves upon its predecessors thanks to new personalisation features. With a smartphone or digital tablet, its users can plan their trip anywhere, anytime in just a…

It’s Up the Poll! 2015: The Conservatives and Tameside

A look at the Conservative Party manifesto from a Tameside angle. As detailed in the previous entry, we shall continue our electoral Tour of Tameside via each party’s manifestoes. For the fifth part of It’s Up the Poll! 2015, we shall be looking at the borough’s main opposition party.

It’s Up the Poll! 2015: Labour and Tameside

A look at the Labour Party manifesto from a Tameside angle. From the fourth part of It’s Up The Poll! onwards, we’ll be looking at the policies of each of the parties standing in Tameside. Not only the main three parties but also Independent candidates. In all three elections taking place in the borough. For each party and independent…

It’s Up the Poll! 2015: Tameside’s General Election

The third part of East of the M60‘s preview of the Local, Parish and General Elections Greens and UKIP to stand in all three of the borough’s constituencies; Stalybridge and Hyde seat likely Tory target.   For the last 30 years, you could always count on Tameside being staunch Labour territory in the parliamentary elections. Ashton-under-Lyne was…

It’s Up the Poll! 2015: The Mossley Town Council Election

Part two of East of the M60‘s preview of the Local, Parish and General Elections Greens to stand in all three wards; Present council: 5 Independent, 4 Labour. The people of Mossley will also have the joy of receiving three ballot papers. As well as the Tameside MBC local elections and the General Election (where Mossley…

It’s Up the Poll! 2015: Tameside’s Local Elections

East of the M60‘s preview of the Local, Parish and General Elections Greens only party other than Labour to field candidates in all wards; Close runs likely in Droylsden East and Denton South wards; Tameside’s first Communist Party of Britain candidate to stand in Audenshaw; Former Tiger stands in Hyde Newton. A chance to keep the…

Hills and Mills 2015: The Fifth New Mills Beer Festival

Chalkers’ Snooker Club, Newtown, New Mills, Derbyshire, 10 – 11 April 2014. It’s that time of the year again. Now in to its fifth year is Hills and Mills, High Peak and North East Cheshire CAMRA’s beer festival. It has started to establish itself as a regular fixture in the real ale fanatic’s calendar.

East of the M60’s Big Fat Easter Quiz (Part Two)

Part two of our special Easter holidays treat How was the first part of our quiz for you? Was you stumped by any of the questions or was you pleasantly surprised by the odd bit of transport anorakarama? Still, here’s the long awaited second part. Enjoy!

Retail Comings and Goings in Tameside, April 2015: The Ashton Review of Shops

The times they are a changing Select settles in Staveleigh Way; River Bank to reopen as discount pub; Changes to the Arcades Shopping Centre. A rather belated Happy Easter to all our readers of this edition of The Ashton Review of Shops. Please note the slightly different format to the previous bulletins.

Things I Miss About Radio: The Not So Perfect Ten

“Do you remember Rock ‘N’ Roll Radio?” Greetings listeners and fellow readers tuning in to this blog entry on East of the M60 FM. We are about to take you on a trip back to 1980 or thereabouts, back to an era when radio had real personality. Don’t touch that dial… Over at Chez Vall, the only…